US-RHY-11-17

Chardonnay 'Santa Cruz Mountains', Alesia [by Rhys]

Chardonnay 'Santa Cruz Mountains', Alesia [by Rhys]

– All estate fruit from the six Santa Cruz Mountains estate vineyards

– Wente, Hyde and Mt Eden Clones

– Whole cluster pressed

– Fermented in barrique for about a year, 6 months in stainless steel

– 20% new French oak

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
91
Date:
2019-10-01
Review:
The 2017 Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains) is a blend of the Alpine and Horseshoe vineyards. Brisk and nuanced, with tremendous energy as well as personality, the Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay is another fabulous wine in the Alesia range. Citrus, floral and mineral notes are beautifully delineated in a Chardonnay that is both vibrant, but also accessible and easy to enjoy young.